Up Coming Retreats & Talks

HE Tritsab Gyabra Rinpoche”A Kind Heart: Our Best Response to Chaos”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tuesday 7pm July 11th                                                                                         Maine College of Art 522 Congress St Portland, ME

H.E. Tritsab Rinpoche is a distinguished teacher of Tibetan Buddhism. A Tibetan slogan memorized by all in the Drikung is “Bodhicitta (kindness and compassion) is the best wheel of protection”. Learn why kindness is our best protection in troubled times and how this has proven true for 800 years spanning wars, invasions, natural disasters and even politics in Tibetan History.
HE Tritsab Gyabra Rinpoche will be coming from India for a brief visit to the US, in Portland for one talk. He is an extraordinary teacher and will give a talk on Bodhicitta or Loving Kindness.  He represents the new generation of leaders and has a very long history in our lineage.

His Eminence Tritsab Rinpoche was born in 1981 in a Tibetan exile camp in Shimla in northern India. “Rinpoche” means “the Precious One” in Tibetan and is one of the highest titles used for addressing the highest lamas in the Vajrayana Buddhism tradition, and “Tritsab” means “Regent” in Tibetan.

At an early age, Tritsab Rinpoche was recognized as the reincarnation of a great master in the Drikung Kagyu lineage, Gyara

Tritsab Thubten Wangpo (1921-1979 ) who was the guiding teacher transmitting dharma teachings to the two present lineage throne holders, H.H.Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche and H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chungtsang Rinpoche, when they were young.

Following the path of great masters in the lineage Tritsab Rinpoche did his three-year retreat from 1996 through 1999 in order to undertake the task of benefiting all sentient beings. He received numerous teachings, transmissions and empowerments from many distinguished teachers and took the full monastic ordination from H.H. Chetsang Rinpoche in 2001, and was appointed to represent H.H. Chetsang Rinpoche in handling all the administrative work of the Drikung Kagyu Order in the future.

Tritsab Rinpoche is currently the head of Rinchen Ling Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. In 2007 Rinpoche established the Kedah Drikung Kagyu Kharma Center in Malaysia, and has travelled to Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, USA, and some European countries to give teachings and empowerments to dharma practitioners.